Thursday, June 26, 2014

Mercy Malaysia’s contribution to public health

KUALA LUMPUR: Mercy Malaysia today distributed 1,800 face masks to the public to raise awareness on the haze situation in the country.
Its general manager for communications and fundraising, Megawati Md. Rashidi, said they wanted people to be aware of the seriousness of the weather conditions which could get worse.
They need to be more conscious of their health especially during the haze situation, added Megawati, who together with seven other staff members distributed the masks to the public at the Masjid Jamek and Ampang Park LRT stations.
"We chose these two areas because of the high traffic density," she said, noting that the air pollutant index (API) was more than 100 on Tuesday with a reading of 110 today morning.
"Since Mercy Malaysia focuses on medical relief, we want to encourage the people to take care of their health," she added.
Megawati hoped the public would take proactive measures to safeguard their health by getting their own supply of face masks, adding that if the haze worsened, they would do more to help the public.

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